March 1, 1922 – July 5, 2007


Tom passed away peacefully in the arms of his loving and most adored wife, Shona on July 5, 2007 at Glacier View Lodge in Courtenay, B.C. after a long, courageous and dignified struggle with Alzheimers. Tom is survived by his stepchildren; Brenda, Shirley (John) and Ian (Charlene) of Prince George, Shona (Riley) of Gibsons, B.C., twelve grandchildren, his brother Ewan (Bev) of Seattle Wash. and several nieces, nephews and his sister-in-law Nancy Beveridge.

     He served with the British Merchant Navy in W.W.II and in 1949 emigrated from Glasgow, Scotland to Canada as a crew member on the maiden voyage of the Princess Marguerite. He coached soccer in Victoria, was employed in the provincial government (A.G dept) and moved to Kelowna and Prince George where he eventually worked for Mutual Life till his retirement in 1988. He loved golf, music, reading, oil painting and our trips back to Scotland.

     He spent the last 7 years in the “Special Care Unit” at Glacier View Lodge in Courtenay receiving the most loving and compassionate care from all the staff and Dr. W. Naaykens.

     There will be an open house at 153 Manor Place, Comox on Thursday, July 12, 2007 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and in lieu of flowers donations would be greatly appreciated to Glacier View Lodge, Special Care Unit, 2450 Back Road, Courtenay, B.C. V9N 8B5 in Tom’s memory. Arrangements entrusted to COMOX VALLEY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM, 1101 RYAN ROAD.

When I am dead, cry for me a little,

But not too much.

When I am dead, think of me sometimes,

But not too much.

Think of me as I was in life, at

some moment it is pleasant to recall,

But not too much.

Leave me in peace,

And I shall leave you in peace.

And while you live,

Let your thoughts be with the living.

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